UPDATE: HHI Corp. has extended the deadline to apply for a mobile triage unit to April 22.
OGDEN, Utah — An Ogden construction company is creating mobile triage units and portable test labs in an effort to help fight COVID-19, and they're giving one away.
At a warehouse in Ogden, employees of HHI Corporation are gearing up to help combat COVID-19.
HHI is constructing two systems — a mobile triage unit and a portable test lab — to provide coronavirus patient care.
Executive Vice President Cliff Hokanson says the systems are designed to help federal and state governments seeing an increased medical capacity.
The construction company has a history of designing and fabricating equipment and labs for the federal government and military, including isolation boxes used to help treat patients infected with COVID-19 from a Japanese cruise ship earlier this year.
Hokanson says they used six heavily modified shipping containers and a fabricated skid to build each of these self-contained units.
HHI says a total of 10 units are currently planned, with a possibility of 20 more depending on demand.
Now, they are giving away one of these mobile triage units to a federal, state or local organization with an immediate need. To apply for the free unit, visit hhicorp.com. The deadline is April 22.